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involving a local high school football program and prostitutes. >> after months of buildup, the redskins will start the season with their new quarterback, robert griffin iii. what can we expect from this rookie. the sports junkies are back to break down sunday's matchup. fox5 morning news starts right now. there's a live look outside. already looks a little bit hazy. i think we need to get through about another day and a half of hot, humid weather and maybe good changes. this is friday, september 7th, 2012. good morning, i'm tony perkins. >> i'm alison seymour. let's get right to gwen now with a look at our week forecast. make it a good one, gwen. >> i'm going to see what i can do. i found out with wisdom and sarah, everybody has a different taste for what they like.
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maybe we can serve up something for all our viewers. there was a little bit of fog this morning, but other than that, things aren't too bad. looking at a day that's going to be a little bit warmer than yesterday and with a lot more sunshine. we are starting out this hour with 72 degrees annapolis. 72 at d.c. 66 at fredericksburg and 66 at dulles and 66 at manassas. midday, 84 degrees. not quite as humid today as it was yesterday. but we're looking at a daytime high that will take us into the upper 80s and the low 90s. we do have some changes coming, however, as we move through into the weekend. that's when we're going to see a little bit of a change. wet saturday on tap, but it's not a weekend washout. let's check in with julie wright. >> 395 where we're starting off with the crew in skyfox. traveling northbound on i-95. we find delays from the prince
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william parkway, traffic is backing up in newing ton. 395 slow leaving the beltway led towards duke street. live over that scene with the heavy volume continuing towards landmark. no incidents to report, just volume delays. it's gridlocked headed northbound on 395. meanwhile, we have problems to report westbound on the freeway approaching main avenue. accident activity tying up the right side. delays inbound on the 295 and 11th street bridge southbound along 270. lanes open, but below speed out of hyattstown. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. thank you, julie. the democratic convention wrapped up in charlotte, north carolina last night with president obama's rousing speech. >> he of course accepted his renomination for president. nicole collins is live in
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charlotte with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. with two months until the election day, president obama used last night to try to win over undecided voters and also to try and revive the excitement that powered his first presidential run. president obama making his case to voters that america is on the road to economic recovery, but he needs more time to make it happen. >> it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over decades. >> reporter: the president, full of zingers, slammed mitt romney's policies. >> feel a cold coming on? take two tax cuts, roll back regulations and call us in the morning. >> reporter: vice president justice department also renominated thursday. >> one more thing, our republican opponents are just dead wrong about, america is not in decline. america is not in decline.
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>> reporter: the president speaking in the rhetoric the country is now acustommed to, asked them to rally around goals. >> national education, and the deficit. >> reporter: he criticized republicans for being vague last week, but they say the president's speech fell short of the specifics the obama campaign promised. >> we know he can delivery lofty goals. that was part his attraction in 2008, but it's wearing thin. >> reporter: both candidates in iowa and new hampshire today before obama icks off a bus tour in florida this weekend. >> thank you very much. as nicole mentioned, both mitt romney and president obama are campaigning today. the president starts in new hampshire, along with the first lady and dr. jill biden.
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tonight they all head to cedar rapids, iowa. mitt romney will be in new hampshire and paul ryan campaigns in nevada. mitt romney's wife is coming to northern virginia this morning, in leesburg at the twin oaks riding academy, for women for mitt. a lot of traffic. the rally starts before noon. we'll have coverage of that event tonight at 5:00. a d.c. police officer accused of making threatening remarks about the first lady this past july will not face criminal charges. the secret service says they found no evidence of a legitimate threat to the first lady, michelle obama. the d.c. police chapter says the incident is now considered an administration investigation. a check of this morning's other top stories, police involved shooting in prince george's county is under investigation. happened around 5:00 p.m.
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yesterday on county road in district heights. the washington post reports the suspect is accused of trying to steal a motorcycle. police said the officer shot the man in the back to prevent him from running away. he was taken to a local hospital. the officer, an 8-year veteran, was not injured. he's been placed on routine administrative leave. a scandal allegedly rocking one local high school. >> "washington post" is reporting five dematha football players are no longer on the team after allegedly hiring prostitutes. fox5's sherri ly is live at the school with details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, allison. if the students arriving here today haven't heard about this, they likely will by the end of today. this happened in north carolina where the team was playing last week. they hired five prostitutes through a web site and snuck them into the hotel room.
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the incident happen around 5:00 a.m. saturday morning. the five players involved were kicked off the team. two withdrew from school this week. two recommended for expulsion and one faces a disciplinary hearing today. they are accused of hiring three prostitutes from a call service after the final bed check, the team had 18 chaperones on the trip. another check done at 4:00 a.m., an hour before the alleged sexual encounter. the players were not starters on the team and aren't identified because they are minors. the school has not commented on the situation, saying that they cannot talk about discipline matters involving students. we have put in calls ourselves to the school as well as to the archdiocese to see if anyone has comment, but have not heard back so far. the team's next game is scheduled for tonight at the naval academy.
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that's the latest in hyattsville, back to you. sherri, thank you. the district is reporting its first death from west nile virus. health officials say a second person hospitalized. these are the first two cases reported this year, but maryland has seen 21 cases and one death. in virginia, five cases, but no one has died. we have a former director of the d.c. department of health, and we'll join us live in the 8:00 hour with answers. tony? drivers may have to shell out more money to ride the dulles toll road. the transportation authority wants to increase the rates. last night drivers had a choice to voice their concerns in the first of three public meetings held by the mwaa. during the hearing many drivers told officials they feel the hikes are unfair. one driver is circulating a petition against the increase.
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>> people are very irritated i think both by traffic and tolls. so hopefully we'll get them to go to the web site. we can pull enough people together and let the elected officials who are really the decision makers here know it matters to people. >> the airport authority proposal calls for doubling the toll by 2015 to $4.50. officials say tolls will have to go up, but the hearings could help identify other funding sources in the future. heads up if you plan on using metro this weekend. seven red line stations will undergo track work. passengers will not be able to take the red line between dupont circle to noma university. three shuttle buses will be available. trains will single track on portions of the yellow and blue lines. work starts tonight at 10:00 p.m. it is 7:09. 72degrees on a friday morning. isaac just won't go away. still ahead, why a remnant of the storm may cause even more
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problems in the gulf. >> for redskins fans, sunday can't come soon enough. it is the first true test for rookie quarterback robert griffin iii. the sports junkies join us with a preview of the big game next. >> plus, a little bit baseball, too. we cannot ignore baseball now. the nationals sweep the cubs in a fight filled game. yeah, that's not pretty. what caused both benches to clear not once, but twice. ♪ i like this song. as we head to break, we have a live look outside. not a bad looking picture. little bit of haze. latest traffic and weather from gwen and julie when we come back. it's 7:10. that ten he tookffice. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk.
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7:13. it is an exciting time in sports for the region. nationals on top of their division. orioles battling it out with the yankees and the redskins tasaints this sunday. we are excited because we get to talk to some of our favorite guys. they are back, the sports junkies from 106.7fm the fan. gentlemen, nice to see you. >> i can see you. >> hey, good morning! >> good morning to you. you've been in your new studio now for a while. good to have you back. let's start with the redskins. the excitement level for this game, though we're facing the new orleans saints, this is no easy task. what can we expect? >> a lot of points from the saints. [ laughter ] >> drew breeze had three games last year where he completed more than 80% of his passes. scary number. not saying that's going to happen sunday. i think you can expect the
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same. >> and the saints went 8-0 at the superdome last year. and they'll be fired up after bounty gate and the interim coach suspended. that crowd will be ready for the redskins. >> expectations are muted here. it's amazing, because there was so many excitement when the skins drafted rg3. but because it's on the road, expectations are low. >> they have to be, don't they? as excited as we are about rg3, we know the track record for rookie quarterbacks. they don't usually get off to a spectacular start. >> yeah. he's going to struggle. i think he'll be a dynamic quarterback that will do amazing things, but he'll have ups and downs. there will be moments within this game where he's going to wow you, and other moments where there's a fumble exchange between he and the runningback, or a fumble when he's out there running, trying to gain yards
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with his legs. >> you got to expect more. >> no, i also expect him to make touchdowns, but he's going to make mistakes. >> a learning curve with a rookie quarterback on the road. going to be tough. >> remember, tony, griffin hasn't played a full football game since last year at baylor. i think that will have an effect, too. >> even though he got some time in the preseason, the game is that much more sped up when you lit the real games. let's go to the nationals. big brawls last night on the field. but they got it done against the cubs. let's talk about how exciting it is with the nats. >> tony, i love it when the team gets out there. they weren't real brawls. the benches cleared twice, but it shows that camaraderie, sticking up for the young kid, bryce harper. third base coach getting into it with the whole dug out. he challenged the entire cub
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team by himself. can't say for sure they're special until they win it all, but no reason to think this team can't do something amazing this year. >> you can understand why the cubs are upset. trailing 7-2. about to get swept. >> i don't understand that at all. >> what's wrong with that? >> get better. the nats team is trying to win the number one seed. they're trying to win best record in the national league. the cubs are terrible. anybody scared of justin jermato? >> why are you not allowed to swing on a 3-0 pitch? one of those brawls is because werth swung on a 3-0 pitch. hello! >> baseball etiquette. >> that's baseball. he can swing at whatever he wants to swing at. >> exactly. >> i agree. >> the story is this team, i think if they go 15-10 now, will win 100 games. best team in baseball now. even if strasburg is shut down, bryce harper has picked it up,
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and adam laroche has been unbelievable. this nats' team has a great offense to go with the pitching staff. >> i despise the cubs, by the way. >> gentlemen, we'll talk to you later in the morning. it is the sports junkies. good to have you back. we'll talk to you during the 9:00 hour. i want to remind you that our coverage of the redskins on sunday starts at 11:00 a.m. with the pregame at 11:30. then fox nfl sunday at noon. kickoff at 1:00 p.m. it's all right here this sunday on fox 5. tv watching. doesn't matter if it's going to be rainy or too humid or nice. because 10 e will be -- tony will be inside. >> the way sunday is shaping up, he might want to grab the tv and sit outside in the back yard. >> okay. >> let's have a look at where things are headed for today.
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we are actually not doing too badly. satellite radar not a lot going on. a little bit of fog, but other than that, not much happening. sunshine during the course of the day, and more sun today than yesterday. current temperatures, 72 in washington d.c. 68 at hagerstown. dulles, 66 and baltimore 68 degrees. the jet stream to the north allowing warm air to head in our way today. southerly air flow. winds light pushing in from the south. will set us up for a day where we expect to see temperatures into the low 90s pretty much everywhere. we'll see some high 80s in some of our neighborhoods. otherwise, not bad at all. not as humid as yesterday for our area. mostly sunny. futurecast wants to bring us a light passing shower between 4:00 and 6:00 today to our north-northwest. we'll watch that. otherwise, looking at mainly a dry day. the weekend isn't looking too
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bad either. i gave you a hint about sunday. >> very good. thank you. >> let's go to julie now, find out what's happening on the roads. >> happy friday. >> we're going to talk about some events happening tomorrow, as part of our hot lane project in virginia. it's where we find the crew in skyfox. they're above what will be the new ramp coming from the inbound stretch of the dulles toll road onto the beltway into the hot lane zone. that's what you're seeing, the white pavement, the new ramp will lead you from the dulles toll road onto the beltway and into the hot lane zone. this will open tomorrow morning. now you can see traffic is slow from the toll plaza to the beltway. new ramp opening tomorrow, giving access from the toll road to the hot lanes and all the work you've been sitting through the last couple of months on the beltway, it will finally pay off, fingers crossed. this is the new ramp opening
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tomorrow morning. back inside quickly so we can update the ride now. westbound on the freeway, crash at main avenue causing a backup on the 295 and inbound 11th street bridge. delays southbound along 270, in rockville and south on 109 towards the truck scales. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. thanks. coming up next the jobs report is expected to reveal ahead of its release. >> plus, another chance for maryland residents to help reduce violence in their neighborhoods. details about an exchange program. >> it is time to rediscover one of the most diverse neighborhoods. holly will tell us what's new at this year's adams morgan day festival. we'll be right back. ♪  
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a key jobs report is due out next hour. signspoint to more hiring last month, but analysts forecast not enough jobs were added to
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improve the jobless rate. economists predict it will remain at 8.3%. britain's prince harry is flying apache attack helicopters in afghanistan. the third in line to the british throne returned to the war zone for a four-month tour of duty. the 27-year-old who made world headlines for partying naked in vegas is back in afghanistan for his second tour. closer to home, a special event in prince george's county tomorrow is aimed at reducing gun violence. the police department is hosting its second gift cards for guns event. from 10:00 in the morning until 2:00 in the afternoon, residents can voluntarily surrender firearms and ammunition, and in run they'll get a $100 gift card. it's being held at the oxon hill methodist church. police say participating citizens should put all unloaded guns in the trunk of their cars. coming up, another back to school picture to share on this
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friday morning. >> plus, the president says he is a go for another four years. up next, bipartisan reaction to his speech. >> here's another live look outside. gwen is here for tucker and she'll tell us what we can expect today and this weekend. and julie wright has her eyes on the road. we'll be right back, it's 7:26. heavy load in amamerica. but mit romney plan, a middle class to $2,000 more a year in taxes. multi-millionaires like himself hits the middle class harder... bigger break. forward for america? this message.
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♪ abc, easy as 123 ♪ back now on fox 5 morning news, and today is the very last day we are sharing your back to school pictures. take a look at this one. this is little charlee. she began kindergarten this week in fairfax county. her mom says she is full of confidence, ready to tackle the school challenges. have a super year. >> i love the kids with these poses. >> striking a pose, yeah. take a look at me. >> very cute. >> good for her. not a bad day for today for everybody heading off to school. >> okay. >> a day where you don't have to really worry too much about the rain. >> good. >> yesterday we had some of that kicking through. let's begin with a look at our satellite radar composite and
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put it all together. not much to show you here. some of you saw a little bit of fog earlier this morning. but other than that, not much else going on. i don't have a lot of cloud coverage to show you. in fact, i don't have any clouds. we have a pretty good day ahead of us. temperature-wise, starting off fairly mild. 66 at gaithersburg, same as dulles, manassas and fredericksburg. 68 at baltimore. and 72 degrees at reagan national airport. yesterday's highs were a little bit lower than we anticipated. that's because of the cloud coverage and rain we got. the sun took a little while to get out. shouldn't be the case today. we're expecting to see mainly mostly sunny skies. futurecast wants to bring us a light shower betwe the 4:00 and 6:00 hour. so we'll watch that. this frontal system, which is going to start to progress and move its way across our area on saturday, because along it and lady of it we expect to see
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showers and storms as we move into saturday. there is a chance of a little bit of wet weather in the early part of saturday, get a break. primarily the afternoon hours for quite a soaker here with these storms. we're going to have to keep our eyes to the skies with this system. this is a strong frontal system. here's a look at futurecast. today little bit of a light shower future cast wants to bring us around the 4:00, 5:00 hour here. primarily saturday is the day. look at this line of storms that will be moving through in the afternoon hours. it doesn't clear out of here. it's going to move across the eastern shore, delmarva and doesn't clear until we get into pretty much the overnight hours of sunday. a day to be concerned with. the storm prediction center has us under a slight risk for severe weather saturday. planning anything outside saturday afternoon, you'll want to pay attention to the weather and see how things are shaping up. here's a look at the seven-day
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forecast. i'm really happy to tell you once we get past saturday, we are on a roll. we go to dry and pleasant with a few clouds sunday and monday, to just plain sunshine by the time we get into the beginning of the week. a break in humidity, and we get a break in the temperatures. i know, julie wright is looking at this forecast closely. >> i . and i love that. with the saturday. we want to clarify skyfox was over the new ramp that will open tomorrow from the dulles toll road to exit. the ramp will provide easier access for folks coming off the airport lanes to exit the outer and inner loop. traveling to and fro dulles a lot, you know inbound towards the capitol beltway, you have to make that mad dash to the left. no longer will that be the case. part of the hot line project will give you easier access to the inner and outer loop of the beltway inbound off the dulles toll road in the main line.
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accident still in play, left lane getting by. delays off 295 and inbound 11th street bridge. route one to georgia avenue, 19 minute commute with all lanes opening. 395 continuing from the beltway to duke street, doesn't look too bad into the pentagon parking, but slowing after the pentagon headed to the 14th street bridge. all lanes there are open. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. after all we've been through, i don't believe that rolling back regulations on wall street will help the small business woman expand or the laid off construction worker keep his home. we have been there. we've tried that and we're not going back. we are moving forward, america. [ applause ] >> president barack obama accepted his party's nomination for president last night. in his address to the nation he conceded that it will take more than a few years to solve the challenges that have built up over decades. with reaction to the president's speech and the dnc,
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we're joined by our friends former democratic congressman of illinois marty russo now ceo of russo capital strategies. good morning. >> good morning. >> and robert walker, former republican congressman of pennsylvania and now executive chairman of wechsler and walker pc. good morning. >> good morning. >> marty, let me start with you. overall impressions. convention. >> i think the democrats had the better convention than the republicans. i think the excitement was greater at the democratic convention. i think one of the things democrats did for the first time, we've learned from the republicans is how to do messaging. i think this time our messaging was far better than the republican messaging in tampa. it was a team effort. everything was kind of choreographyed the way you want it to be, leading up to michelle obama's speech, which i believe was a beautiful conversation with the american people. didn't look like she read the speech. i think bill clinton, what can i say about bill clinton.
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i think he basically destroyed all the arguments the republicans had against president obama. i think president obama's speech was a humbling speech. it was a reality speech. when he made that line where he said, you know, things are different today than they were in 2008, i am the president. i held in my arms a mother and father who lost a son in afghanistan. i've spoke with and met with people who lost their job. it's the reality of the job. when you're a candidate running for something, you think you can solve the problems, you have the answers. but the truth of the matter is, the reality sets in when you become president. he's realized what a difference it is to be the president and the decisions you have to make. i thought it was an incredibly humbling speech. that's what i took from it. >> bob, you joined us from tampa and we do appreciate that. let me is your impressions of the dnc, not compared to the rnc, but in general your experience of this political season. >> i think the problem for the democrats coming out of their
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convention is they had unforced errors. those gathered a lot of press, gathered a lot of attention. those are things that will be remembered off the convention. i had the same impression as marty about bill clinton's speech. and i thought jill biden's speech was -- joe biden's speech was good. i thought it was better than the president. the president gave a better speech, but i thought he came up short for this reason, he himself sid his economic record is incomplete. well, he confirmed that last night in his speech. that's what he was saying. i think for 23 million people who are unemployed, who have an average of 39 weeks now of unemployment compensation, incomplete is not good enough right now. and you cannot defend a record that says it's incomplete, give us more time. people have given them as much time as they're willing to give at the present time, and i think that is where the
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evaluation is going to come down. >> marty, let me ask you that question, because you did hear basically, i inherited -- the thing the republicans say is the main criticism, we're tired of hearing i inherited this. what have you done in this amount of time? and the question that the gop has come up with now, the main question is, are you better off now than you were? how is that addressed? >> i think president clinton did a really good job responding to that. look, he even pointed out, look, basically i'm at 69% favorability, and as good as i am, i couldn't have done it. none of my predecessors could have solved this in four years. it was such a horrible mess we inherited. i think if you look at it, the best question is, is the country better off today? let's quit being selfish. is the country better off today? it is. we were hemorrhaging 750,000 jobs a month. we had this big crash that
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could have brought down our banks and economic system. he came in with what president bush had done and shored up the bottom. like biden said, he put in a floor. would you like to do better? sure. but this is the worst experience in economic problem we have faced since the great depression. it's not easy turning it around. bob and i have been around when there were recessions and they were nothing like this. two years working together with the president, like president reagan, by the time '82 came around, we worked together to get it done. this is something we have never faced other than the great depression. i think you have to give the president and his people the credit for at least stopping the hemorrhaging and starting to put things in place that make us move forward. i think that's the key. now-- >> bob? >> people don't think you can stagnate. they don't think you can continue to do the same things that have failed and continue to do them over and over and over again.
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and that's essentially what the president was offering last night. he offered no new proposals. he offered no new direction. and i think people were waiting to hear new direction from him and they didn't hear that. >> that has been brought up. tony and i were talking about this earlier, that some of the journalists listening and others are saying where was that moment in the president's speech last night? and i think bob, you mentioned the speech overall fell short, just as an american, forget about politics for a moment, did it fall short in that and the real beef of it, or the meat of what is going to happen, moving forward? >> i think both mitt romney's speech and the president's speech were pretty short on specifics. both of them talked a lot about the future and in generalities talked about how the american people have to move forward. but both candidates are going have to flesh out what they mean by that. what their programs are. and i think last night that
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president obama instead of offering some new direction based upon his experience of the last three years, essentially said, last three years have been pretty good, folks, so give me more time. that's what he's run out of. he's run out of time. >> final word, marty? >> i think it's a choice election. you're going to have to make a choice between a vision of mitt romney and a vision of president obama. you know, he realized that once he became president how difficult it was. and i think at this point you have to make this decision, do you want someone who's lived the experience, or somebody who thinks he knows how to solve the problem? i'm remembered of a comment henry hyde used to make, do you want a guy who did a thousand brain surgeries to work on you, or someone who did one or two? in this case you have somebody who has lived it, experienced it and felt it, and realized it's much more difficult to solve that problem. >> i can't wait for the debates to start. >> the debates will be
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important. >> definitely. >> key, key. >> hopefully fingers crossed we'll see you next time. >> thank you very much. coming up, a verdict years in the making. reaction to the drew peterson murder trial next. >> and isaac isn't done just yet. a remnant of the storm continues to stick around, which could lead to new worries in the gulf. we'll tell you about that. it's 7:41. president clinton: this election to me is about which... candidate is more likely to return us to full employment. this is a clear choice. the republican plan is to cut more taxes on upper-income... people and go back to deregulation. that's what got us in trouble in the first place. president obama has a plan to rebuild america from... the ground up, investing in innovation, education... and job training. it only works if there is a strong middle class.
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that's what happened when i was president. we need to keep going with his plan. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. this bridge. your new car probably rode thesed rails. that shipment you just received was tracked by satellite. we build and maintain. we invest and innovate. so we can deliver what america needs. this year alone, freight rail companies plan to spend twenty-three billion of their own money, not taxpayer dollars, to build bridges, maintain track, and develop new technologies to keep freight rail and our economy moving. there's a lot riding on these rails.
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but it makes millions off west marylanders every year. now they're running dishonest ads. why? because voting for question seven is a vote to build a... world-class resort casino in maryland. creating thousands of jobs and... ...according to the official department of legislative... services, hundreds of millions for our schools. while saving taxpayer money by cutting casino subsidies. question seven. good jobs and better schools in maryland. not west virginia.
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a guilty verdict in the drew peterson murder trial. the former illinois police officer faces up to 60 years in prison after being convicted of killing his third wife, whose body was found in the bathtub in 2004. the death was initially ruled as an accident. it wasn't until his fourth wife, stacy peterson, disappeared in 2007 that authorities reopened that case. the trial was the first of its kind in the state because prosecutors based their case largely on hearsay. peterson's lawyers says everyone hates his client and the deck was stacked against
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him. you think this has been a weird weather year? down in the gulf of mexico remnants of hurricane isaac have boomeranged back into the gulf and could reform into another storm. if it does, it would be rare, but it's not unprecedented. in 2004 -- i'm sorry, 2005, moist air from a storm near puerto rico turned into a tropical depression that eventually turned into hurricane katrina. i mean, you know -- >> not to draw comparisons. >> that's weird. >> i know. if we're honest, this whole weather deal now is weird. >> i agree completely. >> okay. >> this summer has been crazy. winter was mild. >> that's true, we had a wild winter. will be interesting to see what does lie ahead. for today we have sunshine for you. a little less humidity than we've had. here's a look at our fox 5 accu weather satellite weather
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composite -- get it all out, right? some fog in some of our areas. other than that not bad. pretty mild morning. 66degrees right now at manassas. same at gaithersburg. humid, hot and muggy. high into the low 90s pretty much everywhere. 87 by the 5:00 hour. no shortage of sunshine. future cast wants to bring us a slight passing shower by 4:00, 5:00. we'll keep an eye on that. as far as the weekend, talking about showers and storms on saturday. but sunny on sunday. i want to say we're under a risk of severe weather for saturday afternoon. >> after that, though, it's good? >> very good. unfortunately, i have a bunch of things saturday and nothing on sunday. >> then you can enjoy your sunday. >> right. >> here's julie now. >> sunday we'll pick up allison and bring her out -- >> thank you, thank you old
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friend, i appreciate it. >> the big story is downtown, westbound on the freeway at main avenue. this accident blocks the three right lanes. delay carries you up and across the 11th bridge to the accident scene trying to get back into virginia. not an easy ride. 19 minutes headed westbound 495. big changes this weekend. skyfox not too long ago was above this fly overramp opening tomorrow, allowing traffic from the airport lanes to access the beltway easier. you won't have to go to the right or left coming from the airport lane to pick your ramp to exit onto the inner or outer loop. this flyover ramp will give you access to the inner and outer loops off the dulles airport lanes to 495. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic.
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thank you so much. still ahead, live music, arts and kids' activities all in one place. >> i was wondering what that was. >> makes me want to dance. >> it is the annual adams morgan street festival. holly? >> reporter: good morning. they've been doing this festival for 34 years. one of the performance groups that keeps people coming back every year is here. but there's a whole lot new. they're asking you to rediscover the neighborhood and we're going to tell you about it next on fox 5 morning news. stay with us. ♪ [ sally umlaut ] it's greek-style yogurt. thick, scrumptious, and more protein than those regular yogurts. are those almonds i see in the corner thingy? caramelized almonds i think you'll find. well, who wants ordinary run-of-the-mill almonds when you could have the caramelized kind? if i was this girl, i'd caramelize my whole apartment. weird. this greek style yogurt has style. you can say that again. why thank you. this greek style yogurt has style.
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♪ let's say hello to our facebook fan of the day. good morning this morning to lexi with your pretty self. for your chance to be monday's fan of the day, go to our
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facebook page and leave a comment under her picture. >> what a pretty smile. >> i know. one event sure to be plenty of fun for the family this weekend in the district. get ready to rediscover adams morgan. >> fox 5's holly morris has a preview. it's not hard in adams morgan, because pretty much every day is a festival in adams morgan. >> reporter: you're exactly right. this is the place to just celebrate all the culture that is here. they do that day in and day out with businesses that have been here for a long time, and new businesses that are constantly popping up. that's why they're asking everyone this year in the 34th year of the festival to rediscover adams morgan. you can't talk about adams morgan and not talk with lisa, because she knows everything there is no know about adams morgan. good to see you. >> i'm glad to be here. >> reporter: we're glad to be back. 34 years going strong. what's happening this year? >> basically a cultural
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festival. it's our 34th year. on the colomboian stage we have a grammy nominated artist, and the kids' fair. what we're really asking people to see and do is experience adams morgan again. the wider sidewalks, the beautiful new street scapes. we have lots of existing businesses and lots of new businesses. excellent shopping and dining. >> reporter: why do you think adams morgan all of a sudden is having this rebirth? i know there was the street scape project, that was obviously on purpose. but why are new businesses drawn here? >> they like the cultural diversity and neighborhood housing. and it comes in all sizes. small, tiny spaces, larger spaces. and there's a lot of general diversity with all different cultures represented here in food, music, art, dance, and we
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have a lot of venues that offer music as well. >> reporter: we're getting wonderful music and dances. we're going to talk to them in a minute. first, i want to introduce you to jonathan. he is the newest business owner here in adams morgan, the newest restaurant. tell me about that. >> we decided to come here about a year ago and we fell in love with adams morgan. even with all the construction, it was a great neighborhood and we love this neighborhood. >> reporter: literally, just yesterday at our live shot where we were in georgetown, this young girl said to us, have you checked out sakuramen? i said, that's so funny, we're talking about it tomorrow. your restaurant is unique. tell us about it. >> we try to make gourmet ramen. everything from scratch, from
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our oils and toppings and everything. best ramen possible in the city. there's other choices, certainly, but we make it a little bit different. not totally japanese. we're korean, so there's definitely a korean influence. we expect to make ramen the way we like to eat it. >> reporter: and he'll be here at the festival sunday. thank you. >> thank you. >> reporter: doc, good to see you. >> good to see you. >> reporter: thank you for getting our hearts pumped this morning. >> you are so welcome. >> reporter: you've been in adams morgan how long? >> many, many years, and celebrating the wonderful diversity here in this community. we represent a very proud tradition of african drumming that started in this wonderful park over here, malcolm x park. we're so glad to participate in this wonderful adams morgan
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festival and celebrating the diversity that has come alive and grown out of our great tradition. >> reporter: why do you think this tradition has existed so long and continues to grow? >> because of many of the african drummers -- >> reporter: if you ever win an award, you are never forgetting anyone's names. he is good. drum us out. take it away. they'll be playing on sunday here at the adams morgan day festival, in its 34th year. sunday noon until 7:00 on 18th street. we'll have more fun coming up in our next hour. back to you. >> holly, thank you. >> workout this morning. we all know groceries can be expensive. ahead, tips and tricks to help you save thousands a year. here's a hint, fill up that
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this president can tell us it was someone else's fault. but this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney
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and i approved this message. but know this, america, our problems can be solved. our challenges can be met. >> straight ahead, the president makes his case to america for a second term. will today's job report cut his post convention celebration short? >> high school football players reportedly busted after paying for prostitutes. we'll have a live report. >> and later, the party is over for prince harry. fresh off his nude photo scandal, he is back in a war zone. we'll tell you why. good morning, i'm tony perkins. >> and i'm alison seymour. thank you for joining us on this friday morning. >> we want to find out what's happening with our weather. looks to be another warm day. gwen is here for tucker this morning with details. >> absolutely another warm day.
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the good news is, not as humid as yesterday. and we'll feel a little warm sunshine. let's show you our fox 5 accu weather satellite radar composite. not much going on here. we have fog, though. some of you be aware visibility reduced in some of those areas. but that fog will burn off, you know, very soon. won't have to deal with it too much. also talking about temperatures starting out mild across the area. 76 in annapolis. 69 at dulles. 68 fredericksburg. 71 at bwi thurgood marshall. and 70 at winchester. 90 for a daytime high. a hot day. winds pushing in from the south 5 to 10 miles per hour. so not bad at all. looks like a slight chance of a little bit of a light shower maybe around 4:00 or 5:00. really doesn't look like too much is going to be happening. as we move through into tomorrow, different story.
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wet saturday on tap and a chance of severe weather on saturday afternoon as well. the storm prediction center has us under a slight risk of severe. not a weekend washout. sunday is looking fabulous and wait until you see what next week looks like. i think you're really going to like it. not bad. >> nice. >> planning anything outdoors tomorrow, keep your eyes to the skies, because some of the storms could be severe by tomorrow afternoon. may see a little bit starting in the morning with maybe showers and then a break. by the afternoon, we have a very strong cold front coming our way and that's what we really have to keep our eyes on. >> good time to use the fox 5 weather app. >> absolutely. >> thanks, gwen. our top story this hour, the west nile virus, d.c. health officials have confirmed the first two cases of 2012 and one of them was fatal. the other victim is in the hospital. little is known about either patient. as we've been reporting, the
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cds says this year's outbreak is the worst. maryland was 21 reported cases, virginia has five. the situation at home is nowhere near as bad as some places around the country. but that doesn't mean we're immune. joining us with more on how to protect yourself is former director of the d.c. department of health. thank you for coming in. >> good morning. good to be here. >> your reaction, are you alarmed at what's happening in this region with the increasing number of cases and now this death that we've had in the district? >> alarmed, no. concerned, yes. >> tell me -- we don't know much about this victim. my understanding is that he's male, he was male, and a senior citizen. do you know if that's the fact? >> that's my understanding as well. and i think with a lot of these we keep hearing the young and the elderly. so it's not surprising that when we do have someone who is impacted, they're in one of those two categories. it doesn't mean the rest of us
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are not at risk and it doesn't mean that we should focus on individuals. these are people that are parts of families. so it's families and communities become aware, we protect and inform each other. >> why, why does it seem that younger and older people are more at risk? >> younger and older kind of identify those whose immune systems may not be as strong and able respond as those more in their adolescent, adult, young adult years. >> okay. what do we need to do as the public, i guess we shouldn't run around scared, but what should we do? >> we should run around informed and informing and motivating others. the guidance from the department of health is good, two things i would add. repairing things where mosquitos can get in. we talk about going outside and dawn and dusk. those are the times when they're more active.
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but broken screens around the house. doors left open, as folks are running back and forth. these are things we should not only know by reading the guidance, but share, talk about them in schools. talk about them at church, synagogues, mosques. we need to make sure we engage each other and motivate each other, not just talk about, wow, there's someone who is ill. the person that's ill is a member of our community. if we protect our community, we can lessen the result of whatever comes at us, not just west nile, but other viruses. flu season comes around. same precautions. don't be uninformed and don't let others be uninformed. >> we all get mosquito bites from time to time. if i get a bite, what should i be looking for that makes me think i might want to go to a doctor? >> first of all, any sort of a bite can get infected. look to see if the area around is getting red and you're getting a lot of pain in that area and that redness is
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spreading. that's anything that breaks the skin kind of a basic concern. with respect to west nile virus, three to 14 days you may see symptoms. the thing that lets us go, oh, don't worry about it, most people don't have symptoms and you don't spread it person to person. however, just don't get bitten by a mosquito. seriously. and focus on the ways to prevent that. a lot of good guidance. don't let standing water be around. protect yourself with repellent. fix the broken screens and broken doors. all of those things will help us be safe. but if you get a bite, it's probably just a mosquito bite. the overwhelming chance is, it's a bite, will itch, bother you. >> we'll make sure we have the guidelines on our web site, myfoxdc.com. dr.walks, good to have you here. >> great to be here. >> thank you very much. we appreciate it. >> my new perfume is deet, all
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i'm going to say. our other big story, the august unemployment report. all eyes on the latest labor department numbers which could make or break president obama's post convention celebration. the jobless rate currently is at 8.3%. a good report would be good news for wall street, which sent key averages to their highest rates in almost four years. last night the president accepted his party's nomination and promised better days ahead for the american people. fox news correspondent nicole collins joins us live. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. president obama argued he saved the economy from disaster and it will be compromised if a republican end up in the white house. president obama making his case to voters that america is on the road to economic recovery, but he needs more time to make
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it happen. >> it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over decades. >> reporter: the president full of zingers, slammed mitt romney's policies. >> feel a cold coming on? take two tax cuts, roll back regulations and call us in the morning. >> reporter: vice president joe biden also renominated thursday. >> one more thing, our republican opponents are just dead wrong about, america is not in decline. america is not in decline. >> reporter: the president, speaking in the soaring rhetoric the country is now acustommed to, asked voters to rally around a set of goals he wants to achieve in a second term. >> goals in manufacturing, energy, education, national security, and the deficit. >> reporter: he criticized republicans for being vague at but they say the president's speech fell short of the specifics the obama campaign
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promised. >> we know he can deliver lofty goals. that was part of his allure and attraction in 2008. but it's wearing thin. >> reporter: both candidates campaigned in iowa and new hampshire today, but president obama kicks off a bus tour in florida on the weekend. now democrats lead in the polls in all three of those states, though just by a slight margin. allison? >> nicole collins live in charlotte, thank you for your work this week. one of the most emotional moments came early. take a look. >> i -- >> i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america -- >> that is former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords who took to the stage to lead the convention for the pledge of allegiance. it's been about a year and a half since a gunman shot her in the head during a campaign
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rally in tucson. while mitt romney hits the trail in new hampshire, his wife an will be here in the commonwealth, hosting a rally called women for mitt at the twin oaks riding academy. the southern california region woke up to shaking overnight after a small earthquake hit the beverly hills area around midnight. no injuries or damage reported. not quite as small, a shallow magnitude 5.6 earthquake that hit southwestern china. authorities there say the tremor killed as many as 50 people and damaged 20,000 homes. hurricane leslie is bearing down on the bahamas today. meanwhile, in the gulf of mexico, remnants of hurricane isaac could form into another storm. moist air left over from storms rarely turns into another
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tropical storm, but it does sometimes happen. it could be a long way for a train on the red line -- wait for a train on the red line this weekend. >> we'll tell you about metro's track work and where riders may want it avoid. >> fists fly at nats' park. the benches cleared not once, but twice. sherri? >> reporter: five football players at dematha high school accused of hiring prostitutes. [ romney ] this president can ask us to be patient.
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this president can tell us it was someone else's fault. but this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan?
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tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message. a prince george's county police officer is on leave and under investigation after reportedly shooting a suspect in the back. this happened around 5:00 yesterday on county road in district heights. the washington post is reporting the suspect was trying to steal a motorcycle. police say the officer opened fire to stop the suspect from running away. a local high school football team is getting a lot of attention this morning, but
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it has nothing to do with how they play the game. >> according to the "washington post," five players from dematha high school are no longer to play after allegedly hiring prostitutes. sherri ly is live at the school in hyattsville with details. >> reporter: good morning. this incident has obviously touched a nerve here at dematha catholic high school. the five football players accused of hiring prostitutes after a game in north carolina last week. school official did tell me that they hope to have a statement here in the next few minutes. but so far this morning, have not spoken. the incident has sent a shock wave through the school this morning. the team is highly ranked and was in north carolina for a game last friday night. afterwards, the "washington post" reports five players used the internet to find a call service and hired three prostitutes they snuck into the hotel room. some of the players' sources say they were involved with
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sexual activity. and all five were kicked off the team. a parent of a player involved complained to the post, asking where were the chaperones. 18 chaperones were on the trip. however, the incident happened after 5:00 a.m., after the 1:30 a.m. bed check and 4:00 a.m. hallway check. one of the players faces a disciplinary hearing today. two others withdrew from school this week and two others recommended for expulsion. the team has a game tonight at 7:00 at the naval academy. none of the accused players, according to the post, are starters. one staff member i spoke to a short time ago here at the school says it's disappointing what happened, and unfortunate for the other players on the team who really are good kids. as for concerns about the chaperones, he said you really can't expect them to be monitoring and guarding the hallways around the clock. you have to have some trust in
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your children. interestingly enough, mixed reaction, depending if you're a student or parent. i spoke to a parent, who said her son was upset the kids would get kicked out of school, but she said the school was right and her and her son will continue to talk about that. that's the latest here, back to you. >> sherri ly reporting. thank you very much. 17 minutes after the hour now. let's get another check on our weekend forecast with gwen talbart. >> first we have something special to show everybody. >> send us off in the weekend in good style. >> we say hello to 4-month-old savannah. >> make me fall in love with her! >> makes us all fall in love with her. her parents say she wakes up to catch fox 5 morning with her daddy before heading off to day care. she has a favorite, she especially likes paulie's
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adventures. >> i'm sure she does. >> a lot of movement. >> she's just adorable. >> sure is. >> send us your child's picture, go to myfoxdc.com and click on mornings. she is so cute. we're starting off this morning on a very nice note, i'm happy to say. not a lot to show on our radar now. some fog, be aware of that. visibility reduced and will burn off before too long. 70degrees at gaithersburg. 71 baltimore. 66 manassas. 69 dulles. and 68 at martinsburg this hour. by midday, 84 degrees. little bit of humidity. not quite as humid as yesterday, still expect to see it. 87 by the 5:00 hour. talking a day where we expect to reach 90 degrees. it's going to be a hot one,
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folks. be prepared for that. the weekend leaving us with a bit of activity. we are under a slight risk of severe weather for your saturday. be prepared for that. looking at storms that will be moving in by the afternoon hours. planning anything outside, make sure you do keep your eyes to the skies, because some of these storms could be really, really strong. that's it for your forecast. i hope you enjoy it. let's check in with julie wright. >> unfortunately i don't think you're going to enjoy this. major tieups to report here traveling into southeast. the accident activity westbound on the freeway now gone. been out there for an hour at main avenue. over hour commute inbound to the 3rd street tunnel. accident activity inbound pennsylvania, accident in the left lane. northeast washington, tieups on the 50 and bw parkway inbound on new york avenue. average speed 17 miles per hour heading inbound. police investigating a
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suspicious package in the district, tying up a portion of 1st street. d street blocked off between louisiana and 2nd street in northeast. the crew in skyfox was above a new ramp opening tomorrow. this will be the ramp leaving the airport lanes to the inner and outer loop of the beltway. the new ramp will open tomorrow and will help ease that commute traveling inbound off the airport lanes. you won't have to dance quickly to one side or the other. this ramp will provide easy access for you traveling off the airport lanes and back to the inner or outer loop of the beltway. that opens tomorrow. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. thanks, julie. one other quick traffic note. this time it's for metro riders. expect big delays along the red line this weekend. three red line stations will close down for track work. four others limited service. the repairs begin tonight at
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10:00, they last until monday morning. trains will single track on portions of the yellow and blue lines. coming up next in sports, saying goodbye to steven strasburg. and a good old fashioned base brawl. >> later, getting to know adams morgan. holly is live with a preview of this weekend's big event, proving there's more to the neighborhood than just the night life. time now, 8:21. we'll be right back.   
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♪ hit me with your best shot ♪ won't you hit me with your best shot ♪ fitting. wasn't just the balls flying at last night's nats' game. >> the cubs facing a sweep, show they have a little fight left. >> and that ball way in on harper. we're going to have the benches and the bullpens again. >> that's not good. that's all about frustration. the cubs frustrated. the benches cleared for the second time in the 6th inning after an inside pitch to bryce harper. happened for the first time one inning earlier after the cubs accused the nats of running up the score. nats let the bats do the talking, winning their third
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straight, 9-2. the nats host the marlins tonight. strasburg will take the mound likely for the last time at nats park this season. possibly one of the worst plays ever in the major leagues. the rockies taking on the braves. runners on 2nd and 3rd. pitcher drops the throw back from the catcher. the balance rolls towards 2nd. runner on 3rd scores on the error and that would be the only run atlanta needed. good news, nats fans, they're still seven and a half games back in the nl east. crazy play. the redskins will roll out their new offense this sunday. robert griffin iii has been handed the keys to the offense. >> still a lot of unanswered questions for the offense. the starting runningback has not been announced and robert griffin iii needs to show he is just more than a rookie qb. but is it the redskins' defense
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that may have the hardest task sunday? finished third in passing yards in overall offense last season. >> will be a tough one. we'll be watching. still ahead, the return of a familiar face to the fox 5 airways. >> we'll go live to los angeles for a one-on-one with ricki lake. >> plus, another british invasion, tony. >> whoo-hoo! >> we'll have highlights from one direction's big night at the mtv's vmas. >> but first -- >> so cute. >> they are. prince harry has shipped out. why the third in line to the throne is back in afghanistan today. it's 8:26. you're watching fox 5 morning news. we'll be right back.   
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drivers are voicing their concerns over proposed toll hikes on the dulles toll road. last night during the first of three scheduled public hearings, drivers told officials from the airport authority that they feel rate increases were unfair. the airport authority's plan would double toll prices by 2015. drew peterson could spend the next 60 years in prison. yesterday a jury convicted the former illinois police officer for killing his third wife. he'll be sentenced in late november. prince harry showed up at a british army base in afghanistan late last night. he returned for a second tour of duty. he'll be there the next four months. his deployment follows an embarrassing incident when nude photos surfaced of him playing strip pool in a las vegas hotel room. can i just say, this is the second tour. he's pretty much done everything he's been asked to
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do. yeah, he's had some transgressions when those pictures surfaced. i feel like this is the real deal here. he is on the front lines of this stuff. >> i couldn't agree with you more. he's doing his duty for his country. and he's 27 years old and single. >> he's single. okay. that's what he's doing right now. >> in afghanistan. hey, gwen. >> hi. >> we are defending the young prince. >> i hear that. i'm going to defend mother nature. because it's been hot, sticky, humid. people have been complaining. we've had mosquitos and everything else out there as a result of this crazy weather. things are changing. mother nature is in our ballpark this weekend, at least part of the weekend. not all bad. a bit of fog in some of our neighborhoods this morning. other than that, not a lot going on. temperatures are going to be a little warmer than yesterday and not quite as humid as well today. 69degrees at dulles this hour. 66 manassas.
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70 gaithersburg. 70 annapolis. 75 at quantico. we are talking about a system that will be our big weather maker as we move through into tomorrow. it's a strong cold front that will cross. ahead of it and along it, we are talking about storms that will kick up. could see a little bit of rain activity in the early morning hours. primarily this is an afternoon event, where we could see very, very strong storms. we could be talking winds, could be talking possibility of even a lot of cloud to ground lightning with this. do be careful if you have plans for tomorrow, because the storms are definitely in the forecast. storm prediction center has placed us under a risk of severe weather. future cast wanting to give us a short passing shower heading into the afternoon hours of today. but saturday is the day when all the storms and rain will hit us by the afternoon. so just really be aware, because this entire area here could see very, very strong storms on saturday. for sunday we clear out nicely. get to sunshine. little cooler into the 80s and the rest of the week, absolutely beautiful.
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let's check back in now with allison and tony. thank you, gwen. political stars took center stage in charlotte on the final night of the democratic national convention. >> but in hollywood last night it was all about the music at the 29th annual mtv video music award. >> we'd like to thank each of you in here tonight, and also to all of our fans, friends, family, and -- >> oh, to be like 14 again. they are cutie pies. crowds went crazy for british boy band one direction as they accepted the best new artist award. the group took home three moon men. but the night's grand prize went to one rihanna. she was awarded best video of the year for her smash single "we found love." i think it's "we found love in a homeless place." i know that's the not the name. s what it sounds like. >> she looks great there.
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>> taylor swift performed her new song "we are never, ever getting back together." and i heard that's about jake gyllenhaal. >> i love the title. >> she looked great, too. speaking of mtv, the dress lady gaga wore, you know, the one made of meat, is now on display in d.c. it will be part of an exhibit at the national museum of women in the arts. the dress has been dried, so it's really jerky dress, and painted. it includes an explanation of political message the singer intended with that outfit. >> because we need the explanation. thank you. one of america's favorite girlfriends is coming back to television. ricki lake, host of the ricki lake show, promises to cover matters that are of interest to the modern day woman. it kicks off september 10th, here on fox 5. first, ricki lake joins us live from los angeles. i want to point that out,
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because it's 5:30 in the morning there. >> yeah, yeah, it is. but i'm so happy to be with you. >> we're happy you're here, too. welcome back to television. >> thank you. >> tell us about the new show. >> thank you. the new show is the elevated upgraded version of my old show. the catch phrase is, you're not the same person you were in the '90s and neither is she. the show is really, you know, sort of this new place in my life, and in many ways, i had no business back then in the day hosting my own show at 24 years old. i didn't know who i was. i didn't have any point of view and i feel like with age i've gotten to this place where i'm not exactly there yet, but i've figured a lot of stuff out. i'm grateful to be doing a show i think women will want to watch. >> i know the thinking here is that because women, women have always been able to relate to you and they've grown along with you on this journey. so i guess the thinking is they can still relate to, and you
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can relate to the issues that they're going through? >> i've never pretended to be anything but who i am. i wear it on my sleeves and i've been candid. if that makes me relatable to my audience, i don't know what it is, but i'm grateful they're welcoming me back and we can learn together. the feel of the show is i am the everywoman. i've gone through a lot. and i want to have a community, a real conversation with all different types of people about how we can figure it all out, balance our lives and hopefully have a good time in the process. >> the reality is that obviously there's a glut of talk shows, daytime talk shows out there. what will distinguish, obviously you bring your own name and personality, what will distinguish your show from the others? >> i have been seen the other shows. a lot of the new shows haven't launched yet. for me, i don't really think about the other shows.
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there's nothing i can do, the show katie couric is going to do, steve harvey, it will never be the shows we do. they're personality driven. in 1993 when i launched my first show, between 1993 and 2004, 11 years i was on the air, over 100 talk shows came and went. many of those were trying to duplicate what we were doing, the show for the younger audience. for me, i don't really pay attention. i know there's competition, but that's not my focus. my focus is producing the best show that i can for me and for the women that grew up watching me. primarily. men, too. but really it's thinking of a woman in her 20s to 60s, what does she want to watch in daytime? >> we look forward to it. you'll be on the air beginning monday. welcome back as i said before. >> thank you. >> we'll see you here on fox 5 mondays starts at 11:00 a.m. good to talk to you. >> thank you for having me. >> we'll see you again. still ahead, the new unemployment numbers are out. we'll tell you why they may be
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good news for the white house. >> first, a warning about mammograms. some researchers say they could be more harm than good for some women. we'll explain that. it's 8:37. we'll be right back. es milf ryland ers evy year. now th're running onest s. why?vy year. because voting for question seven is a vote to build a... world-class resort casino in maryland. creating thousands of jobs and... ...according to the official department of legislative... services, hundreds of millions for our schools. while saving taxpayer money by cutting casino subsidies. question seven. good jobs and better schools in maryland. not west virginia.
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this president can tell us it was someone else's fault. but this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message.
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welcome back. 8:40. the new jobless numbers are just in, and they show that the unemployment rate fell last month. employers only added 96,000 jobs in august, much less than expected. but the unemployment rate actually fell 2 percentage points to 8.1%. allison? a health warning for women. a common method for detecting breast cancer could raise the risk of developing it. it suggests the added radiation dose from a mammogram might be harmful for younger women whose genes put them at a higher risk for breast cancer. it suggests an mri is a safer alternative. a separate study out of new york says changing the position of the patient may reduce the risk of future health issues. i would suggest talking over that with your physician.
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okay. coming up next, why your food could be costing big money. >> tips on how to make the most out of your trip to the store. >> proof there is more to adams morgan than just the bars. good morning, holly. >> reporter: there is? no, i'm just kidding. of course. the bars are just a small part of what make up the cultural treasure trove that is adams morgan and will be celebrated this sunday. hey, we're taking you to brazil in adams morgan. coming up, we're going to tell you why you don't want to miss the weekend extravaganza. it's all live next.
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i'm barack obama, and d i approe this message. mitt romney's position on women's healalth...it's dangero. vo:mitt romney and paul ryan would get rid of planned parenthood funding. and allow employers to deny coverage for cancer screenings and birth control. we can't afford to let him take away our choices... to take away basic health care. vo: both backed proposals to outlaw abortions...even in cases of rape and incest. i don't think that women's health issues have faced a crisis like this in decades.
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comment under lexi's picture. imagine you could be saving time and money. we are about to show you tips that will help in not only buying, but storing groceries to avoid spoilage and that awful freezer burn. for that we turn to terry gult, the founder of money saving site called thegrocerygame.com. good to see you again. >> good to see you. >> welcome back to the show. >> thank you. >> you'll talk about freezer burn later, right? >> we'll avoid that at all costs. >> you have a spread here. we're talking about ways to freeze our foods, basically so we can go to that freezer instead of running to the store every two hours. >> yes. to save the most on groceries, the best thing you can do is what i call investing and that means buying on sale, not waiting until you need it. then it will be twice as much
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in twice. we turn it our freezer, the easiest thing is freeze is fresh fruit. this time of year we've got berries, peaches. they say you don't have to wash blueberries, but i do, i gently wash them in flowing water. lay them out to dry on a towel, whether it's raspberries, blackberries. lay them on a tray to freeze and put them into a plastic bag in the freezer and use them in smoothies or -- yogurt. >> i never thought about freezing that myself. >> peaches and nectarines are in season now. slice, pit and toss them in sugar until they get juicy, about 15 minutes and put them into the bags and freezer. >> if you can stand not eating a bowl right then.
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all right. >> when we're buying meats and we're told our meat prices are going to go up, and it takes time for that to happen. we'll see it next year, but the end of this quarter. now meat prices will go up incrementally. every time you see the big picture on the front of of sales paper, this is what you would want to buy. don't just buy for this week. the package it comes in is good in the freezer as long as it doesn't have holes. if you want to be extra sure that nothing is going to get freezer burn, you would put it into a plastic bag as well. i always mark the date that i froze the meat, because then with a permanent marker in the freezer, then i know what it use it. the timing is different, depending on the meat. whole roast, whole chicken, will freeze longer than pieces of chicken or slices of pork chops. >> okay.
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>> now you're freezing the price. >> we love that. >> when bread is on sale, it's half out of. a lot of times we have coupons. the worst thing you can do is put it in the freezer with this little twist tie. that won't make it air tight. first, work all the air out of the bag, making sure there are no holes. tie in a tight knot. mark it with the date that you froze it. most importantly with bread, look for ice crystals. that's where you'll get the freezer burn. as soon as you begin to see ice crystals forming, you have to use it for toast, make croutons, whatever you're going to make out of it. orange juice you can also freeze. things that are liquids. we buy orange juice on sale, even with coupons. a lot of times the date on the package is good up to six weeks and we would stock up. suddenly you didn't drink all of it. pour a little out in a glass, drink it. it's good for you. that allows for expansion in the carton and you can freeze
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it. it will separate. thaw it in the fridgeover night, and shake it and it's all good. >> same for milk? >> will taste a little different. it's good for cooking and making sauces. i love to make home made mac and cheese with milk that's frozen. organic milk lasts longer. >> i have noticed that. we're out of time. tell me what this is. >> stock up on pantry items. you can't freeze anything with oil in it, such as cake mixes. the paper bag the flour comes in, put it in a plastic bag or anything in a box. holidays, winter holidays are the cheapest time of year on baking goods. you can freeze up for the year. >> i have so many questions. how did you become an expert? >> i love to save money. >> this is teri gault, ceo and founder of thegrocerygame.com. go to it for more tips. pleasure to have.
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>> pleasure to be here. shops and performers will come together this weekend, for the 34th annual adams morgan day festival. holly morris is already getting in on the fun. hey, holly. >> reporter: hey, tony. fun and adams morgan go hand in hand. that is the case for this festival as well. you should see the crowds we are drawing already this morning. for some reason i don't think it has much to do with me, but maybe with these two lovely ladies, just two of the members part of this dance group. they have other dancers here as well. they'll be out on sunday. this is the second year they've been a part of the festival and they'll be performing at the florida stage at 1:00 p.m. if you're interested in seeing more. of course, when it comes to the festival, they really are emphasizing all that has always been here, and then all that is just arrived. old and new. we're spotlighting that as well. that's why i'm going to start with lynn. we won't say you're part of the old. we'll say you're --
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>> antique? >> reporter: you're part of the traditional. the vintage. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: tell me a little bit about your business and why adams morgan has been so great for it over the years. >> oh, we've been here a quarter of a century. it is the only place in washington that doesn't have tons of box stores. in fact, we have no box stores. we have 100 different nationalities that are here. our furniture comes from all over the world and things from the united states too. i wouldn't be any other place. i've tried other places. >> reporter: really? >> i have and there's no place that has the soul like adams morgan does. just because of the size of our buildings, we'll never be box stores and people don't realize that you can find so many fabulous unique shops that you don't find any other place. >> reporter: let's be honest, you can't find this chair everywhere. >> a seat belt chair. >> reporter: a seat belt chair? >> made in the u.s.a.
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>> reporter: it's really comfortable. >> it is. >> reporter: you're going to be out celebrating sunday as well? >> absolutely. we're going to have artists also, a cooperative coming in from north carolina. we support the arts because so many galleries have closed down. in adams morgan there is more art in adams morgan than people realize. we actually are going to be starting a living art district in this area. so we have artists, united states artists and from around the world. they're in our store and all throughout adams morgan. >> reporter: all this gyrating behind mes a worked up an appetite. lynn, thank you very much. i'm heading over here. they are part of what's new about adams morgan. tell me about this. >> we're a speciality cake
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shop. we customize cakes. those are vegan flavors. >> reporter: why did you choose adams morgan? >> it's a diverse neighborhood. coming from college, graduating, a neighborhood we used to hang out when we first moved to d.c. when it came to finding a location, adams morgan just seemed like home. >> reporter: worked out well? >> worked out really well. >> reporter: what will you be doing sunday? >> selling these cake tops and cupcakes, red velvet, pretty in pink, our strawberry cake, sweet potato cakes. you have to try our flavors. we'll have over 50 flavors to try. >> reporter: i think it's the first time i've seen a louis vuitton cupcake. >> we try. we instill a lot of love and dedication into our products. definitely, anything you can imagine turned into a cake, cupcake, we'll do it. >> reporter: i think these guys
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dancing might want one after this. they've burned calories leer. come out this sunday, myfoxdc.com is our web site. we have a link to the 34th annual adams morgan festival, going on from noon until 7:00. coming up, we'll talk about the new street scape. for some reason, everyone keeps trying to see this group from the back side. but anyway, you know -- >> not sure what that's about. >> holly, thank you. coming up, man, it is a good time to be a sports fan in d.c. we're going to check in with the sports junkies from 106.7fm the fan. >> a prostitution scandal. we'll talk about the fallout for the football team at dematha. time now, 8:55. we'll be right back. 
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i never said this journey would be easy, and i won't promise that now. yes our path is harder. it leads us to a better place. yes, our road is longer, but we travel it together. >> straight ahead at 8:00, the president makes his case to america for a second term. but will today's job report cut his post convention celebration short? >> high school football players busted for trying to buy prostitutes. we'll have a live report. >> later, the party is over for prince harry. fresh off his nude photo scandal, the british royal is back in a war zone. we will tell you why. good morning, i'm tony perkins. >> i'm alison seymour. sorry, wrong